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Student Spotlight: Caroline Bohra

Year: Fourth

Major: English

Hometown: Lawrenceville, New Jersey

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

To be empowered and empower others. I’ve always admired the organization and in my last year I wanted to dedicate my time to leaving UVA better than I found it. Even if it was in the smallest ways.

 

2.    What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?

English Students Association, Take Back the Night, Planned Parenthood Generation Action, College Council

 

3.    If you could describe your intern team in 3 words, what would they be?
Talented, inspiring, intelligent

 

4.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?
Although I live off grounds now, there are some things I miss about living in dorms. My favorite thing was how a few people would be hanging out in a room, a couple more people would stop by here and there, and suddenly it was a party. My second year I was living in the International Residential College and we had just finished our annual Thanksgiving dinner. Afterwards everyone came to my room to hang out and be festive together. Nothing extraordinary happened just good times with good people. If anyone asks I’ll deny it, but we snuck downstairs to steal some leftover stuffing and pumpkin spice pie which sweetened the night even more.

 

5.    What does leadership mean to you?
Leadership means standing up for what you think is right and hoping that others will follow you. It’s listening to others and learning how to balance everyone’s needs. A leader is strong, but vulnerable. Organized, but flexible. Tough, but understanding.

 

6.    What is your guilty pleasure?

Reality television. I know that it is bad. I know that it is fake. But it is so entertaining. The Jersey Shore has given New Jersey such a bad reputation (I promise we are nothing like that) but it is comedic gold. It’s always reassuring to know that someone else’s life is a little bit messier than your own.

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